Names from your family tree 🌳

Do you have any amazing names or name stories in your family tree?

I recently learned that my great-great-grandmother Minnie Belle had a twin Myrtle Delle. And to tell them apart in pictures, their parents had Minnie hold a little bell in her hand! :raised_hands:

Minnie Belle and Myrtle Delle

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A few from my family tree you don’t see every day:

Nuphrey
[name_m]Aloysius[/name_m]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Bertha[/name_f]
[name_f]Maureen[/name_f]
[name_f]Adele[/name_f]

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That is a great story (and picture!)

I don’t have any stories to rival that, sadly, but a few interesting names from my family tree are…

[name_m]Tyre[/name_m] (pronounced TYOOR-ah)
[name_u]Nesta[/name_u]
[name_f]Delphi[/name_f]
Dias (pronounced DEE-as)
Sapphia

Heneage (pronounced HEN-idge)

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Here’s some of my favs that I can remember~

[name_m]Dionisio[/name_m]
[name_m]Saturnino[/name_m]
[name_m]Casimiro[/name_m]
[name_m]Inocencio[/name_m]
Leocadio
[name_m]Aurelio[/name_m]
[name_m]Blas[/name_m]

Paxadéma
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f] (ohk-tah-vyah) (quite a few, a lot were nicknamed Sabas)
Sabas (as a full this time)
[name_u]Maria[/name_u] [name_m]Mateo[/name_m]
La O
[name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Petronila[/name_f]

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Most of my great-grandparents were alive into my teens or 20s, so I had the pleasure of knowing them. One of my great-grandmothers was named [name_f]Virginia[/name_f], which I love. She was married to [name_u]Arthur[/name_u], which has been passed down a couple times as a middle name in my family. I also had a great-grandfather named Craditt. I am not sure where the name came from – it doesn’t show up elsewhere in the tree – but it is interesting.

As far as names from ancestors I did not have the opportunity to meet, I have a handful of favorites.

  • [name_f]Ida[/name_f]

  • [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]

  • [name_u]Corrie[/name_u] – Female

  • [name_f]Julia[/name_f]

  • [name_f]Louisa[/name_f]

  • [name_f]Clarinda[/name_f]

  • [name_f]Drusilla[/name_f]

  • Cisiro

  • [name_u]Elias[/name_u]

  • [name_m]Hugh[/name_m]

  • [name_u]Riley[/name_u] – Surname

There are a couple names I don’t necessarily like but do find interesting as well, including [name_f]Narcissa[/name_f] and Mahulda.

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I think the most interesting name from my family is [name_f]Zenaida[/name_f]! It was my great-grandma’s name and she actually ended up naming her daughter after herself which I think is very fun.

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So many cool options! (How is Sabas short for Octavia?)

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Honestly I have no idea :sweat_smile: there’s a ton in my fam, the closest relative was my great-great grandma but it appears a lot in the line. Us Puerto Rican’s can have some pretty odd names at times :sweat_smile: the closest relative other than an Octavia is Inocencio who is my great-great-great grandfather who raised my great grandma Carmen Delia (always went by Delia (dehl-yah), she’s who I have Kahlo and Adele in my UC for)

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites from my tree:

[name_m]Wilbur[/name_m], Ecca, [name_f]Zaida[/name_f], [name_m]Rafael[/name_m], [name_f]Ina[/name_f] & [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f]!

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a couple months ago I went through my grandma’s ancestry.com papers and, ignoring any other information, just searched for interesting names! so I made a massive list!

🖤 enter at your own risk!

Francyntje
[name_m]Herrick[/name_m]
[name_m]Johannes[/name_m]
[name_u]Judah[/name_u]
[name_m]Ephraim[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_f]Permilia[/name_f]
[name_m]Ferdinand[/name_m]
[name_f]Minerva[/name_f]
[name_f]Janette[/name_f]
[name_f]Serena[/name_f]
[name_u]Asa[/name_u]
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f]
[name_m]Orville[/name_m]
[name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Elvira[/name_f]
Salathiel
[name_f]Clarinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f]
Fary
Valona
[name_f]Leatha[/name_f]
[name_m]Marshall[/name_m]
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_f]Vena[/name_f]
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m] Doliver
Shadrack
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_f]Serana[/name_f]
[name_m]Marcellus[/name_m]
[name_f]Naomi[/name_f]


Johin
[name_f]Minnie[/name_f]
[name_m]Jennings[/name_m]
[name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]
[name_f]Lenora[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosella[/name_f]
Peleg
[name_f]Zilpah[/name_f]
Lusannah
[name_m]Cephas[/name_m]
[name_u]Alden[/name_u]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_u]Marian[/name_u] [name_f]Adele[/name_f]


[name_f]Atherton[/name_f]
[name_m]Uriah[/name_m]
[name_m]Ichabod[/name_m]
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f]
Salumith (f)
[name_m]Amzi[/name_m]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_m]Alpheus[/name_m]
[name_f]Selah[/name_f]
[name_m]Jephthah[/name_m]
[name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_u]Ira[/name_u]
[name_u]Ezra[/name_u]
[name_m]Charlemagne[/name_m]
[name_f]Charlotte[/name_f]
[name_m]Barker[/name_m]
[name_f]Parmenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lurana[/name_f]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_m]Lysander[/name_m]
[name_f]Clarissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_m]Rufus[/name_m]
[name_u]Oliver[/name_u]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u]
[name_f]Bathsheba[/name_f]
[name_m]Perez[/name_m]
Welthea (multiple ppl named Weltha & Welthy??)
Wadsworth
Asenah
[name_u]Thaddeus[/name_u]
[name_m]Julius[/name_m]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
Zylpha
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Gamaliel[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvanus[/name_m]
[name_m]Briggs[/name_m]
Wealthea
[name_f]Mahala[/name_f]
[name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_f]Jeanette[/name_f]
[name_m]Lemuel[/name_m]
Isaachar [name_f]Josselyn[/name_f]
[name_u]Charles[/name_u] [name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
Laurilla
[name_f]Adelia[/name_f]
Wiswell Seabury
Melzar
[name_m]Wales[/name_m]
[name_m]Philander[/name_m]
[name_m]Hiram[/name_m]
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m] [name_u]Sylvester[/name_u]
[name_f]Evelyne[/name_f]
Melvia
[name_f]Malinda[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_m]Millard[/name_m]

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Hehe I’m related to a bunch of kings and queens of England/Scotland/France. (their names aren’t very interesting though)

Summary

[name_m]Edmund[/name_m]
[name_m]Archibald[/name_m]
[name_f]Gisela[/name_f] [name_f]Grizel[/name_f]
[name_f]Phebe[/name_f]
Archelaus
[name_f]Evalina[/name_f]
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f]
[name_m]Ebenezer[/name_m]
[name_f]Arabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Audrey[/name_f] [name_f]Arlene[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f] [name_f]Lenore[/name_f]
[name_f]Clytie[/name_f] (g)
[name_f]Annette[/name_f] Lucice
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_f]Willeen[/name_f]
[name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] [name_f]Annette[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Margaret[/name_f]
[name_f]Della[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Lota[/name_f]
[name_u]Alma[/name_u]
Iwana [name_f]Sue[/name_f] (i wanna sue lol)
[name_f]Sallie[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] (who i’m named after :blush:)
[name_f]Mahala[/name_f]
[name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_u]Experience[/name_u] x2 (g)
[name_u]Rees[/name_u] x3
Anguish (oof) (b)
Waltkin (b)
Gwenlian
[name_m]Hywel[/name_m] (b)
[name_f]Angharad[/name_f] (g)
[name_u]Morgan[/name_u] (b)
[name_u]Valentine[/name_u]
[name_f]Constance[/name_f]
[name_f]Martha[/name_f] [name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] Ellerby (b)
[name_f]Dicy[/name_f] (g)
[name_m]Hosea[/name_m]
[name_f]Druscilla[/name_f] [name_f]Agnes[/name_f]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Hans[/name_m]
[name_f]Marina[/name_f]
[name_u]Jessee[/name_u]
[name_f]Winnifred[/name_f] [name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_u]Amos[/name_u] x2
[name_f]Gloria[/name_f] [name_u]Gene[/name_u]
Gladelle
[name_f]Aletha[/name_f] [name_f]Belle[/name_f]
[name_f]Judith[/name_f]
Absolom

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We both have a [name_f]Minnie[/name_f]!

Also LOL to being named [name_m]Philander[/name_m] :woman_facepalming:t2:

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There were twins in my family called [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Katherine[/name_f] who went by [name_f]Lil[/name_f] and [name_f]Kate[/name_f], which I think is very darling!

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i have a great grandfather with the name hugo maximilian :two_hearts: which i love, of course

some other family names:
walter
elizabeth
lou (just lou!)
aurora
alexander

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definitely, poor child! :grimacing:

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I’ve spent countless hours on ancestry, so I have a million name stories.

One of the nicest combos I’ve been thinking about lately is [name_f]Lena[/name_f] [name_u]Morgan[/name_u] LastName.

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There’s only one name that I think it’s a bit different that I’ll share;

[name_m]Otto[/name_m] from my paternal side

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Some of my favorites are [name_m]Oreste[/name_m] (Resto), [name_m]Lazaro[/name_m], Eusebia, [name_u]Trinidad[/name_u], [name_m]Dario[/name_m], [name_u]Claude[/name_u] and [name_f]Bellona[/name_f] (a surname!)

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I LOVE [name_f]Adele[/name_f], it would totally be on my list if not for the popularity of, well, you know, [name_f]Adele[/name_f].

Amazing list! What is La O? First and middle?